UNSW Business School

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UNSW Business School
UNSW Business School logo.png
Former names
Australian School of Business
Type Public
Established 2006
Parent institution
University of New South Wales
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 13,012
Location Sydney, Australia
Affiliations Australian Graduate School of Management
Website business.unsw.edu.au
Quadrangle Building housing the Faculty of Business
Faculty building

The UNSW Business School at the University of New South Wales is a business school located in Sydney, Australia.

The school offers 42 programs, including 26 undergraduate and 26 specialist master's degrees, as well as six MBA and executive programs through the Australian Graduate School of Management.


Accountancy, the first school of the Faculty of Commerce, began operations in 1955.[1] The Faculty of Commerce was then formed formally in 1957 - later re-named the Faculty of Commerce and Economics in 1988.[2] In 1977 the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) was established.[3]

In 2006, the Faculty of Commerce and Economics and the AGSM merged to form what was initially known as the Faculty of Business, before being renamed the Australian School of Business (ASB) in 2007. In 2014 the ASB was renamed the UNSW Business School.[4]

Professor Chris Styles became Dean of UNSW Business School at UNSW Australia on 1 July 2014.

The Business School is guided by its Business Advisory Council, comprising 51 industry leaders and chaired by Nicholas Moore, CEO and Managing Director of Macquarie Group Ltd.[citation needed]

There are eight disciplinary schools within the UNSW Business School, in addition to the Australian Graduate School of Management. Including: School of Accounting, School of Banking & Finance, School of Economics, School of Information Systems, School of Management, School of Marketing, School of Risk & Actuarial, School of Taxation & Business Law.


In 2014, the UNSW Business School had 14,519 students enrolled: 8,283 undergraduate and 5,854 postgraduate students. 2% of its students are in research.[5]

30% of all UNSW Business School students[5] are international students, with the largest proportion of international students coming from China, Hong Kong and Indonesia.


From 2007 to 2014 the UNSW Business School was ranked by the Financial Times as having the best full-time MBA program in the country.[6] The school's primary undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Commerce, has the highest Australian high school entry score for a business undergraduate program in Australia.[7] The 2017 QS World University Rankings ranked UNSW 11th in the world for Accounting and Finance (1st in Australia).[8] In ARWU 2017 Global Academic Subject Rankings UNSW is ranked 10th in the world for Finance (1st in Australia).[9]

The latest Australian Graduate Survey in 2012 found that UNSW has educated more CEOs of Australia’s top 50 companies than any other university in Australia.[10] UNSW has produced more technology entrepreneurs in the past 15 years than any other Australian university, and has the largest number of millionaire alumni of any other university in Australia.[10]

Professional accreditation[edit]

The UNSW Business School was awarded EQUIS accreditation in June 2010 for five years. It has also been awarded accreditation from AACSB International.

Its programs are also accredited by professional bodies in most disciplines, including:

  • CPA Australia
  • Chartered Accountants Australia + New Zealand (CAANZ) (formerly known as Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, ICAA)
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
  • Institute of Actuaries of Australia
  • Institute of Actuaries (London)
  • Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS)
  • Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)

The School is also a signatory to the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Alumni and industry links[edit]

The UNSW Business School has over 83,000 alumni.[10]

In 2014, the UNSW Business School provided 242 students with scholarships, adding up to a total value of $3,087,752. Additionally, 64 students received prizes valued at a total of $32,000.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Agency Details - School of Accountancy/Accounting" (PDF). Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Agency Details - Faculty of Commerce/Commerce and Economics" (PDF). Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Agency Details - Australian Graduate School of Management" (PDF). Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Agency Details - Faculty of Business/Australian School of Business/UNSW Business School" (PDF). Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20150404131659/https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/About-Site/Documents/pocketstats-2014.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 4, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Pocket Stats UNSW Business School". Retrieved 2017-07-31. 
  7. ^ "About". UNSW Business School. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  8. ^ "Accounting & Finance". Top Universities. 2017-03-02. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  9. ^ "ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 - Finance | Shanghai Ranking - 2017". www.shanghairanking.com. Retrieved 2017-07-31. 
  10. ^ a b c "Our rankings | UNSW Australia Business School". Business.unsw.edu.au. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 

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